Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a general term involving the sale or purchase of a company. This term may also apply to transactions that involve the transfer of business assets or ownership. M&A is a specialized area of business law because there is a significant amount of legal requirements, liability, and paperwork involved in the sale or purchase of a business. Hoeg Law helps clients navigate through this complex process.
The Hoeg Law Firm has over a decade of experience working with individuals and companies in helping them manage various business transactions. This includes business owners selling their company, business investors, entrepreneurs selling equity to investors, an individual or company acquiring a business, and more.
We provide clients with a high level of legal expertise at a fraction of the cost that large firms charge. When working with Hoeg Law, you can expect large law firm caliber work with a personalized, small firm approach. If you or your company needs legal guidance with M&A, contact us for a free consultation today.
Considerations When Acquiring or Selling A Company
All good things must come to an end. Consequently, for a successful corporation or limited liability company, that end often takes the form of a merger or acquisition. Similar to other significant corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions can take many forms. These forms range from stock sale to asset sale, from a reverse triangular merger, to something of the more plain vanilla variety.
Whether you are on the buying or selling side, a merger or acquisition will be a significant transaction for your company, with many things to consider. For example, questions may include:
- What should the sales price be?
- Should the company be sold in its entirety or the assets broken off and sold separately?
- What happens to the current employees?
- How will the current owners be paid?
- What should happen if the company underperforms?
- What if there’s an issue with the assets being conveyed?
- Are there contractual obligations owed by the company to a third party?